Viviana (Vivi) Hernández joined the University of Michigan Law School from the University's Office for Institutional Equity (OIE), where she served as the Title IX investigator. In that role, she conducted comprehensive investigations and wrote final reports related to allegations of sexual and gender-based harassment; interpersonal violence; stalking; and sexual assault. She also delivered training programming to faculty, students, and staff on OIE policies, and coordinated with campus partners—including the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, the Dean of Students Office, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, and Housing—to assess and resolve concerns. Prior to returning to Ann Arbor to work at OIE, Hernández was an assistant director in the Office of Student Ethics at Indiana University, as well as a child protective services worker in Oregon. She was raised in the South Side of Chicago, earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. While at Indiana Law, she was president of the Latinx Law Students Association, an intra-school moot court competitor, and a nonprofit immigration legal services intern.
In her role at the Law School, Hernández will support the Office of Student Life's various priorities, with a particular focus on programs and initiatives concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion; mental health and wellness; and peer mentoring and support. She also will be the primary point person for voluntary student organizations, awards, disciplinary investigations, and skills-based competitions.
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